This is a song I wrote to help kids understand (and remind myself of) the interconnectedness of all things. If we look deeply, we can see all the causes and conditions that come together to produce an orange, a burrito, a sandwich, or anything else we're eating. The song is meant to be sung before a meal and it can also be discussed: "Where does our food come from? How does it get to our plate? Who grows it? What do vegetables or grains need to grow? How is bread made? How does food get to a store?" The questions and dialogue can go deep. Enjoy!
Me (to Wise Woman): I just want to be happy, make enough money to get the things I want and be able to do the things I want to do.
Wise Woman: Ok. You go chase the money and let me know if that makes you happy.
I am so overflowing with love right now,
my heart is just bursting
and spilling out onto everyone and everything I meet
a little overwhelming
to welcome that rupture
It feels so good but counterintuitive to set my heart free, unconfined
I'm learning that the hearts of us all are infinite
and the only way for them to stay in that knowing
is for them to break;
from love or from pain- they both can lead us there
And i wish that everyone could experience that knowing
that comes from the freedom of release
Relief that comes from the damn breaking
and overflowing with tenderness for me and all I see
Along with the bursting of my heart came a blowing of my mind;
it's equally freeing and terrifying in the best way possible.
Thank You for these gifts.